Homicide - Express Lane, Buford, Victims Identified, Suspect Arrested
Update #2, 01/22/2018: The lead detective assigned to this homicide investigation has identified at least one suspect in this case. Tyler Schulte (age 20, Buford) was arrested on Saturday, January 20, 2018. He has been charged with Murder, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, and VGCSA Possession of a Controlled Substance in reference to the November 28 homicide on Express Lane in unincorporated Buford. Tyler was taken into custody at a family member’s home on Duncan Ives Drive, a short distance away from the original crime scene. He is currently at the Gwinnett County Jail.
Additional details about this case are not being released at this time.
Click here to access the reports and photos taken at the scene. The detective is still seeking tips in this case. Call Crime Stoppers at 404 577-8477.
Update #1, 11/29/2017: The initial shooting victim has been identified as Alexander Scott (age 16, Doraville). His current condition is unknown.
The deceased victim has been identified as Blake Schulte (age 20, Buford).
Though no arrests have been made in this case as of now, the detective has been working diligently to piece the events of yesterday’s crime together. We are still seeking tips in this case. Please call Crime Stoppers with information. Their number is 404 577-8477.
Original, 11/28/2017: (Buford and Hall County, Georgia) The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a shooting and homicide that occurred on Express Lane in unincorporated Buford early this morning.
At around 3am, a resident in the Duncan Park neighborhood called the GCPD 911 Center to report hearing gunshots. Officers arrived shortly thereafter and found a young man in his early 20s suffering from a gunshot wound. He was found in front of the neighborhood clubhouse at the end of Express Lane in the cul-de-sac. The victim was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville and eventually underwent surgery. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening at this time.
The Crime Scene Unit responded to begin processing the scene. Lilburn Police K9 also responded to assist in a ground search.
Shortly before 7am, a second victim was discovered. This victim was found deceased in a vehicle about 200-300 yards away from the original crime scene. The vehicle and body were found along a dirt road/path that travels under the power lines that skirt the back of the neighborhood. This location was just inside Hall County.
The GCPD K9 Unit along with the Aviation Unit responded to the scene to search this vast area for any additional victims/suspects and evidence.
At this time, we don’t know who the shooter/s is/are. The lead detective is looking into the possibility that additional people may be involved. The identities of the shooting victim and the homicide victim will be withheld until their next-of-kin can be notified.
The motivation for the crime is still being investigated.
If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number: 17-110948